Thursday, August 13, 2009

Call for Papers: Crisis and Consequence

Crisis and Consequence

A Conference at the Hagley Library, Wilmington, Delaware

November 5, 2010

Economic crises have been the midwife to dramatic social change throughout American history. For a conference on Friday, November 5, 2010, the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware invites proposals for imaginative essays that explore the long-term consequences of panics, depression, financial contractions, and other episodes in which the American economy dramatically declined. Papers should suggest significant relationship between such episodes and societal change, including (but not limited to) migration, religion, consumption patterns, technological change, and business practices. We welcome proposals based on new research, as well as unpublished synthetic essays drawing on extensive secondary literature. Papers drawing attention to the little-known or little-appreciated impacts of crises would be especially compelling.

Proposals of approximately 500 words summarizing the paper’s argument and sources accompanied by a c.v. of no more than 2 pages are due by March 1, 2010. Travel funds may be available for those presenting papers.

Please direct proposals or queries to Carol Lockman, clockman[at]Hagley[dot]org,
or 302-658-2400.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Position: Community Standards – Office Assistant
Job Classification: 119 Student Employment
Department: Community Standards and Compliance (Division of Student Affairs)
Compensation: Hourly
Employment Period: September 8, 2009 – May 15, 2010


Assist in the management of incident reports in the student conduct database; generate complete and accurate informational reports for distribution to specified university administrators; provide additional administrative support to the Office of Community Standards staff as necessary, including the scheduling of appointments, meetings, educational seminars, hearings, and providing assistance with other administrative tasks.


Earned Bachelor’s Degree and current matriculation as NYU graduate student, preferably in higher education administration, law, counseling, social work, or related program; detail-oriented organizational skills; capacity to exercise discretion while maintaining integrity and confidentiality; proven ability to handle multiple priorities with professionalism; familiarity with, and ability to master utilization of, database and spreadsheet software; dependability and effectiveness working within a schedule and deadlines.

Work Hours:

20 hours per/week. Scheduled determined in consultation with supervisory team.

Application Process:

For more information about the Office of Community Standards, please visit Qualified candidates should submit a resume with cover letter to Matthew Patashnick, Assistant Director for Community Standards, 75 Third Avenue, Level C2 New York, New York 10003, or by email to matthew[dot]patashnick[at]nyu[dot]edu.